Greencastle, Ind. – No. 35 DePauw took an early 2-1 lead after doubles play but could only get one victory in the singles' flights as they lost to sixth-ranked Washington University 6-3 on Saturday.
The No. 1 duo of Patrick Farrell and John Daseke went up 6-3 and finished off their opponents at 8-5. Then, the No. 2 team of Dan Rodefeld and Matt Santen fought back after being down 6-3 to win 9-8 with a 7-2 tiebreaker.
In singles action, the two, three, five and six flights lost in straight sets, while the one and four spots played a 10-game pro third set.
At No. 4 Greg Frauenheim captured the lone win after a 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 12-10 showing. Rodefeld had a heavyweight battle at the No. 1 flight with the 43rd-ranked Johnny Wu but lost 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (5-7), 10-6.
DePauw now sits at 4-5 overall, while WashU improves to 8-3.
Next, the Tigers head to California for spring break starting with a match at Westmont on Tuesday.